Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Display crashing when suspending in X
- On Fre, 2003-01-31 at 17:17, frank rulzmeister wrote:
> for a bios/kernel solution. apparently dell has released an A07 bioshttp://support.dell.com/us/en/filelib/results.asp?sid=LAT_PNT_P4N_C640&lang=EN&lib=0&os=BIOSA&searchtype=filter&devid=2652
> for the latitude C640 but it was not on their website yesterday.
One issue with standby is mentioned, but at least for me this is not
really fixed yet (and does of course only correspond to Windows):
>7. Fixed intermittent failure in which the BIOS password screen willHowever, sometimes, they fix some problems without really mentioning
>appear blank when resuming from Standby.
them, so I give each new BIOS at least a try until I notice any new
(I'm wondering, why they skipped the A06 version. ;-))
My current status with the C640, BIOS A07, XFree-4.2, SuSE distro and
suspend is the following:
- After suspend-to-RAM (I don't use suspend to disk) the laptop wakes up
correctly into the former X screen (no garbage!).
- If I blank the screen with Fn-D and press a key to activate it again,
it returns garbled!
In this case,
Ctrl-Alt-F1 + Fn-D + space (or any key) + Alt-F7
fixes my X screen for me!
(Which equals going back to console, blank the screen again, wake it up
= garbage is away, and go back to X)
This means, blanking seems to work only on the console right now and not
on X. I assume, this equals the blanking done by the BIOS when "Display
Timeout" is set, which I have deactivated already so I never ran into
Some other "funny" things I don't like are hopefully getting better with
the next release of XFree-4.3 (due in the near future) which I am really
looking forward to. The radeon driver is under HEAVY construction over
there! (See http://www.xfree86.org/cvs/changes.html and search for
But I would not bet, that it will solve the wakeup problems as they
might be related to the laptop's BIOS.
If you have any questions, go ahead.
> pcmcia wireless "easily" did not work for us at all, probably becauseAs far as I'm following the list, if you have the Truemobile 1180, there
> it was missing that step about modules.conf - and because the chipset
> for the Proxim/orinoco 802.11a/b cardbus gold is totally new - atheros
> i believe and their is ZERO support for it.
still is no linux solution (see current discussion about Broadcom in
The 1150 is basically an Orinoco clone and works fine.
(At least for me.)